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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Eyes Only

Last week, Erin posted the map of Booster Gold's mansion from Booster Gold, Volume 1, #16 on ExploringTheTimelab.blogspot.com. She lamented in her post, "I love looking at blueprints and maps so I do wish more comics had these sort of things."

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Nearly 3 decades later, it's easy to see that cutaway as one of many Silver Age influences on Booster Gold volume 1. Time travel, sidekicks, evil doppelgangers, alien invasions, and Superman/Legion of Super-Heroes connections were cornerstones of the Silver Age DC Universe.

Immersed in the Silver Age trappings, a self-aware character like Booster Gold was a shocking departure for DC, even in the late Bronze Age. Some readers found this change refreshing, others were put off. But it is this simultaneous bi-polar acceptance and rejection of Silver Age concepts that has defined Booster Gold for most of his career (until the New 52 openly rejected the characters and history of the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe).

As a fan of Booster Gold and the comics of yesteryear, I can also say that I love looking at blueprints and maps, so I, too, wish more comics had these sort of things. Thanks for reminding us of the good old days, Erin.

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